The British School in Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

Position Type: Business Group

Contract Type: Temporary (maternity cover)

School: Primary and Secondary School

Campus: Shibuya and Showa

Apply by: 2019-08-31

Job Start: August 2019

Reporting to: HR Manager

Working Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. and one hour of lunch time, from August 2019 to July 2020

Purpose of Job:

  • - To serve as a Nurse at the British School in Tokyo within a team of three
  • - To support the medical needs of students and staff on site
  • - To monitor health & safety in the school


Job Description


1. Nursing

  • - Treat minor ailments & injuries of staff and students
  • - Keep and administer medications appropriately
  • - Liaise with parents and school management if expert treatment is required
  • - Take ill/injured students or staff to hospital when necessary
  • - Liaise with parents regarding their children's health situation in English and/or Japanese
  • - Inform relevant teachers/leaders/school counselor if any student exhibits psychosociological problems or confides in the nurse
  • - Maintain the medical centers and equipment at BST Shibuya and Showa in rotation with other Nurses
  • - Notify and advise school management on any significant health issues
  • - Oversee and advise on school health policies
  • - Assist with routine annual medical and stress checks of staff and students
  • - Maintain all relevant medical records
  • - Provide relevant medical related advice to parents when requested

2. Health and Safety Officer

  • - Advise the School's management on all relevant Health and Safety issues

3. Other

  • - Assist with the arrival of new staff in the summer
  • - Assist the HR Manager and other HR department staff with reasonable non- nursing or health & safety related requests


Person Specification


  • - Registered Nurse
  • - Native-level Japanese language
  • - Good command of spoken and written English
  • - Excellent communication skills - ability to clearly communicate with people at all levels especially pupils of all ages and all nationalities
  • - A caring and reassuring 'bedside manner' when treating students
  • - Ability to remain calm whilst under pressure
  • - Ability to take control of an emergency situation, to work quickly and direct others
  • - Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with other team members, staff, students and the public alike
  • - Ability to work under time pressures whilst continuing to prioritise and perform effectively
  • - Confident in the use of email, internet and excel/Google docs software
  • - Excellent organisational abilities
  • - High standards of dress and professional behaviour
  • - Flexibility, enthusiasm and commitment in a work environment


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Application Form

Section 1

1. Personal Details

2. Teaching Qualifications

3. Education

Include (Most recent first): Schools (O Level/GCSE and A-level or equivalent); College/University; Teaching Qualification; Graduate Degree/NPQ Qualification

Institution Name Grades/Results Dates Action

Section 2

1. Current Employment Details

Current employer name*
Current employer postal address*
Current employer country
Current employer website
Current post held
Annual gross salary in GBP
If teaching overseas, annual gross salary in local currency
Other benefits
Type of school
Number of students on roll
Date appointed (YYYY-MM-DD)
Reason for leaving

2. Previous Teaching / Employment Experience (most recent first)

Country Name of School/Company Post Held Number on Roll Reason for leaving Dates Action


3. Personal interests, including extracurricular activities

4. Details of any significant illness during last 3 years, including days off sick in last 12 months


1. Referees

One referee must be your current Head of School / employer. The remaining two must be from a position you have held within the past 6 years.

School Name / Company Name*
Professional relation to you*
May we take this reference now?*
School Name / Company Name*
Professional relation to you*
May we take this reference now?*
School Name / Company Name*
Professional relation to you*
May we take this reference now?*

2. Availability

Please indicate any dates you are not available for interview


This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 because it is a post which involves working directly with children or young people. You are therefore required to declare whether you have any criminal convictions (or cautions or bind-overs) including those which are “spent”. The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are 'protected' and are not subject to disclosure to employers , and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website:

Do you have any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013) – or equivalent in other countries in which you have lived? If yes please give details here.

Are you included in any list of people barred from working with children by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or the NCTL (National College of Teaching and Leadership) – or equivalent in other countries in which you have lived? If yes please give details here.

Do you consider yourself disabled? (The Disability Discrimination Act says that this would be “a substantial or long term physical or mental impairment or health issue which could adversely affect your ability to carry on normal day to day activity”) If yes, please state the nature of your disability.

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Please Note

  • Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.
  • If your application is successful, prior to taking up your post, you will be required to undergo a Formal Disclosure process through the Disclosure and Barring Service (previously CRB). This will require you to complete a separate DBS application form and to provide a range of more than one piece of documentary evidence of your identity.
  • Although a criminal record involving offences against children is likely to debar you from appointment of this type of post, the existence of other criminal convictions will not necessarily be a bar to employment.
  • Any criminal record information arising out of the disclosure process will be discussed with you before any final decision is made about your employment.

Only complete applications, including all the documents listed above, will be considered. It should be understood that nothing in this form constitutes a contract.